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Allen West raises $1.75 million in quarter, has $2.7 million on hand

by George Bennett | January 23rd, 2012

It wasn’t quite as far off the charts as his third quarter haul of $1.96 million, but U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, raised a staggering $1.75 million during the fourth quarter, his campaign said today.

West, known for spending big sums on direct mail, begins 2012 with $2.7 million in cash on hand, according to a campaign press release.

Based on the press release and past Federal Election Commission reports, it appears West spent about $800,000 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Fourth-quarter FEC reports are due Jan. 31.

West has raised about $5.85 million overall for his reelection. Democrats Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy have raised about $1.4 million apiece in hopes of defeating West.

With redistricting likely to push West into a Democratic-leaning congressional seat, West’s latest fundraising haul will probably fuel more chatter about West jumping into the Republican U.S. Senate primary for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. West has repeatedly rejected such suggestions.

10 Responses to “Allen West raises $1.75 million in quarter, has $2.7 million on hand”

  1. Renegade Says:

    Allen, if you are smart you will take that 2.7 mil. and consider it severance pay or retirement.
    Don’t go away mad JUST GO AWAY!

  2. Are you serious? Says:

    The way Lois Frankel spends other people’s money (taxpayer!), she’ll blow that 1.4 million in two weeks.

  3. oscar Says:

    the liberal racists from New York City will pay Representative West millions to go away..but I doubt he will take the money and run.

  4. R Neck Says:

    If you trust West with $2.7 million on hand then you deserve to lose your money!

  5. thinknoutloud Says:

    If I could vote for Allen West I would.The guy is right on!Those who don`t like him are the ones who run from reality.We need more people like Mr. West and less people like Debbie Washyourhair Shultz!

  6. LicenseToSteal Says:

    @R Neck

    I will go a step further and say, if you trust any politician then you deserve to get screwed!



    That’s a real shame because I CAN vote for Allen West…

    But I will NOT.

    In fact, I’d rather have my eyes poked out with hot barbed wire than vote for this complete scumbag and INSULT to the state of Florida.

  8. Tim Says:

    Mr West you have my vote

  9. Sam Says:

    West don’t let the door hit you in the @!s on the way out

  10. TheOldGuy Says:

    “With redistricting likely to push West into a Democratic-leaning congressional seat…” Actually that is not bad news for Alan West. He won his last election with the help of frustrated Democrats. There is even more frustration in the district today.

    Democrats are still hoping. They can’t afford the change they have seen. West has proven his metal to stand up against progressive republicans and democrats.

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